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Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
to her home university because of her her. defend. >> we believe the educational benefits of diversity are so important they're worth fighting for all the way to the supreme court. >> most americans would like a day when we don't need to take race and ethnicity into account in admissions. we are not to that day. >> eliot: joining me now is the president of the national urban league and former mayor of new orleans, thank you mayor for joining me. >> i appreciate it. >> eliot: let me start with what is the hardest question, why do we still need affirmative action in higher education? >> well, there are two important reasons. one is what the consideration does it get to, a diverse student body. a diverse student body at institutions of higher education is where leaders and citizens of tomorrow who will operate in a more diverse world are being trained. the benefits of diversity in the student body in the student body as a role is apparent. secondly education is so basic to one's success that what we have to do is understand that many people still face crushing poverty. many barriers, disc
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Oct 9, 2012 8:00pm PDT
by funding resources that educate the masses. >> eliot: haven't you put your finger at the largest crisis in the obama administration. he hasn't given an architecture an intellectual framework for the public to grasp on to. which would have justified the stimulus and health care bill. >> right. i think one of the reasons he hasn't done it is he is afraid if he does that it will make him vulnerable. so he tries to stay to the context, this policy for this reason, as opposed to an overarching plan for what it means to create opportunity. >> eliot: ken unfortunately time is running short. should democrats be panicking or is this a overreaction to one bad evening? and then next week the president will turn to normal. >> they are certainly putting a lot of stock into the vice presidential debate do think this greater unsettled atmosphere around the obama campaign and the administration but we always knew this was going to be a tight race some of the lead was going to shrink headed into the debates and into november, so i don't think we have seen quite as major of a shift as
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